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  • ISL Final: Atletico de Kolkata's injuries could work to Kerala Blasters' advantage 1 hour 8 minutes ago

    Mumbai: The inaugural edition of the Indian Super League (ISL) is now down to just one game, the all important final here on Saturday. After a season full of hype, excitement and in the end success, which saw the world take notice of Indian football's renaissance, Kerala Blasters FC and...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Atletico de Kolkata and Kerala Blasters all set for a fitting finale 1 hour 56 minutes ago

    Mumbai: A journey of two-and-a-half months has finally arrived at its last junction. After 60 games and 128 goals spread over eight Indian cities, the caravan has reached Mumbai for the grand finale of the inaugural season of the Indian Super League (ISL). On the evening of December 20, the DY...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata take on Kerala Blasters in the final 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    Both teams had contrasting wins in the double legged semis. Kolkata beat FC Goa on penalties after the two legs ended 0-0 while Kerala defeated Chennaiyin FC 4-3 on aggregate. ...
  • I knew we will reach the ISL finals: David James 13 hours 24 minutes ago

    Kerala Blasters struck the match-winner against Chennaiyin FC in the extra time in the second leg semi-final to book a berth for the summit clash of the Indian Super League. ...
  • Hope ISL's success boosts I-League's popularity: Baichung Bhutia 14 hours 32 minutes ago

    As the inaugural Indian Super League readies to get its first champion tomorrow, former India football captain Baichung Bhutia said that ISL has exceeded his expectation in terms of crowd turnout and hoped it would generate interest among fans for upcoming I-League. "It has definitely been a better success than what...
  • Luis Garcia, David James want better infrastructure in next year's ISL 16 hours 42 minutes ago

    They are rival skippers but Luis Garcia and David James on Friday agreed in unison that organisers of the Indian Super League need to improve the infrastructure, logistics and scheduling during the next edition of the cash-rich league. "I think one thing (that can be addressed) is the infrastructure with regards...
  • ISL 2014 Final: Will Kerala's stellar defence keep out Kolkata raiders? 17 hours 43 minutes ago

    After over two months and 60 matches of exhilarating football, the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League has got its finalists - Kerala Blasters FC and Atletico de Kolkata. The final of the glitzy tournament, which has captured the imagination of the football fans in an otherwise cricket-crazy country,...
  • I was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's last season failure: Marouane Fellaini 18 hours 38 minutes ago

    London: Marouane Fellaini has claimed he was made a scapegoat for Manchester United's disastrous season last year, because of his relationship with David Moyes. The United mid-fielder has endured a troubled spell at Old Trafford since joining for £27 million last year. His performances in his first season were regularly targeted...
  • Delhi Waveriders gears up to defend title in HIL 19 hours 8 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi Waveriders will start their title defence when the 3rd edition of Hockey India League (HIL) begins next month and Head coach Cedric D'Souza said on Friday that they would try to get an idea about the opposition players by following the just-concluded Champions Trophy. The third edition of...
  • Steven Gerrard urges Raheem Sterling to stay at Liverpool 19 hours 31 minutes ago

    London: Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard has called on young striker Raheem Sterling to continue his impressive development by staying hungry and remaining at the Anfield. Sterling, whose contract expires in 2017, has so far turned down Liverpool's opening offer of an extended, improved deal, reports telegraph.co.uk. "I hope he signs a new...
  • ISL: This is the biggest final in history of Indian football, says David James 21 hours 52 minutes ago

    Kerala Blasters coach feels that the world media is interested in Indian Super League final and no one really expected that ISL will be such a big hit. ...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata release striker Fikru Teferra Yesterday

    Kolkata: Ahead of their Indian Super League (ISL) final against Kerala Blasters FC, Atletico de Kolkata have released ace striker Fikru Teferra Lemessa on account of his hamstring injury. Fikru, who has a grade 1 tear in his hamstring, would return to South Africa for further treatment, the ISL franchisee said...
  • Tendulkar vs Ganguly in ISL 2014 final but Indian football's win confirmed Yesterday

    From the 61 matches to be played for this year's edition of the ISL, we are now down to one. It's the final of the tournament - Kerala Blasters FC vs Atletico de Kolkata. The showdown for the mega final takes place on Saturday, at the DY Patil stadium in Mumbai....
  • Mario Balotelli banned for 1 match for social media post Yesterday

    Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli is banned from Sunday's match against Arsenal as punishment for posting racially offensive comments online. The FA on Thursday imposed the one-match ban and a fine of 25,000 pounds ($39,000), while also ordering Balotelli to attend an education program for the "aggravated breach" of its discrimination rules. Balotelli...
  • Don't ask about new signings, says Sunderland boss Guy Poyet Yesterday

    London: Sunderland manager Guy Poyet appeared to criticise the club's transfer policy on Thursday when asked if he was going to strengthen his struggling squad in the January transfer window. "I want more quality. Do I think I'll get it? I don't know," Poyet, whose side face Newcastle United in a...
  • Atletico de Kolkata are favourite to win ISL title: Baichung Bhutia Yesterday

    Indian football icon Bhaichung Bhutia on Thursday picked Atletico de Kolkata ahead of Kerala Blasters FC as the hot favourites to win the inaugural Indian Super League title. "Final is all about a knock-out match and with the experience, they are the favourites," Bhutia told reporters about his pick for the...
  • Baichung Bhutia to play for East Bengal one last time in I-League Yesterday

    It was in famous red-and-gold East Bengal jersey that 17-year-old Baichung Bhutia came into prominence back in 1995 and after nearly two decades, one of India's greatest ever footballer is going to play what will be his final season in Indian club football. Bhutia had retired in national jersey after playing...
  • Sandeep Singh all gung-ho for 2015 Hockey India League Yesterday

    New Delhi: Still smarting from his side Punjab Warriors' loss in the summit clash of the Hockey India League (HIL) last year, veteran penalty corner specialist Sandeep Singh Thursday promised to come out all guns blazing in the third edition of the league starting Jan 22, next year. Sandeep scored 11...
  • ISL: FC Goa coach Zico lambasts referee for denying penalty Yesterday

    Margao: Slamming referee Ravshan Iramatov for denying his side a penalty, baffled FC Goa coach Zico had questioned the wisdom of putting the controversial Uzbekistani at the helm of the crucial Indian Super League (ISL) second leg semi-final play-off match against Atletico de Kolkata. Zico said he failed to understand why...
  • Newcastle United suffer keeper crisis, consider emergency loan Yesterday

    London: Newcastle United are facing a goalkeeping crisis and manager Alan Pardew is considering asking the Premier League about the possibility of an emergency loan. Already without Dutch international Tim Krul and Rob Elliott, both injured, Pardew has been relying on 21-year-old third-choice Jak Alnwick. Alnwick, who made his senior competitive debut...
  • Manchester United have the loudest fans Yesterday

    Manchester United fans have been crowned the noisiest when following their team away from home in the English Premier League (EPL) in a survey conducted by brewing company Carlsberg. Louis van Gaal's side did not win a game on their away trips until Nov 22 at Arsenal - after five away...
  • Jacques Kallis to play in Caribbean Premier League Yesterday

    Castries (St. Lucia): Outstanding South Africa all-rounder Jacques Kallis will ply his trade in next year's Caribbean Premier League (CPL), the organisers have confirmed. The 39-year-old announced his retirement from international cricket last July but has continued to play Twenty20 cricket for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League...
  • Liverpool getting back to their best, says Brendan Rodgers 2 days ago

    Liverpool are showing signs of reproducing their scintillating form of last season after a 3-1 win at Bournemouth in the League Cup quarter-finals on Wednesday, manager Brendan Rodgers said. Having struggled to recapture the form that propelled them to second place in the Premier League last season, Rodgers' side set up...
  • AIFF plans to start ISL-style women's football league 2 days ago

    New Delhi: The country's women football scene could get a fillip soon as the All India Football Federation (AIFF) is planning to start a franchise-based professional league for them mid next year. "We are planning to start a franchise-based women's football league in mid-2015 with the help of FIFA," AIFF's General...
  • New India hockey coach could be appointed before HIL starts 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian men's hockey team is expected to get a new foreign coach within a month, that is by the time the third season of Hockey India League (HIL) starts on January 22. The process for selection of Australian Terry Walsh's successor had already started with Hockey India formally putting...
  • ISL: Atletico de Kolkata humble FC Goa to book a spot in final 2 days ago

    There was penalty heartbreak in the inaugural season of Indian Super League on Wednesday night in which Atletico de Kolkata pipped FC Goa 4-2 in the penalty shootout to book their place in the finals of the Indian Super League. Wednesday's semi-final at the second leg between FC Goa and Atletico...
  • As it happened: FC Goa vs Atletico de Kolkata, 2nd semi-final, 2nd leg 2 days ago

    (For Live updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) After a goalless first-leg in the Indian Super League (ISL) semi-final at home, title favourites Atletico de Kolkata travel to FC Goa on Wednesday for a do-or-die encounter. The winner will earn a shot at the title against Kerala Blasters...
  • ISL 2014: Fans slept outside Goa stadium for semi-final tickets 2 days ago

    Margao: The craze for tickets to attend the much awaited semi-final clash between FC Goa and Atletico de Kolkata at the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium here has hit a new high - something you associated with only fans in Europe. According to the sources, Goa FC media manager and team manger have...
  • EPL managerial job interests Zinedine Zidane 2 days ago

    Paris: French football legend Zinedine Zidane has shown interest in managing the English Premier League side. The 42-year-old expressed his desire on Tuesday to take the next step in his coaching career and he'd be tempted by a top job in England, reports Xinhua. "The future lies in doing something else and...